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“The small size of the school means that teachers know all pupils very well and plan work to meet their individual needs within the mixed-age classes.”


Ofsted 2017

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“Lively and interesting activities promote pupils’ high levels of engagement. They develop their collaborative, creative and independent skills.”


Ofsted 2017

Woodpeckers Class

Key Stage 1 – Year 2

Children carry on their Key Stage 1 education in the Woodpeckers Class, where we continue to emphasise enjoyment of learning through our Creative Curriculum, covering all the core areas of the National Curriculum to establish a good foundation to take them into Key Stage 2 (by the time they reach Year 3).

In the morning the Woodpeckers class focus their work on Literacy and Maths and in the afternoons they look at a weekly subject such as Music, Technology or History etc. within the overall topic area for that half term. They also have weekly PE sessions with a qualified Sports Coach.

Miss Kluge

Woodpeckers Class Teacher

Mrs Wyncoll

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Smith

Teaching Assistant

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On this page you will find news about our class, an overview of the work we are doing this half-term and links to online learning resources.

Latest News From Woodpeckers Class

A Midwife Crisis

On Thursday afternoon and evening, the children took to the stage to entertain visitors with their acting, singing and dancing in a whole school performance of 'A Midwife Crisis'. Well done everyone and thank you to all those involved in planning and preparing for the...

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The Christmas Story for Advent

On Tuesday the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers class went to the Discovery Centre at St Edmundsbury Cathedral to learn about the Christmas story for advent. The children were told the story through reflective storytelling and created their own cardboard advent...

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Walk To School

As part of Road Safety Week the children have been encouraged to walk to school. The teachers provided a 'Walking Bus' from each end of Strickmere so as many children as possible could walk to school. Walking to school keeps us healthy and it helps protect the...

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Woodpeckers’ Class Assembly

Today was the turn of The Woodpeckers to share their work in a class assembly. They sang a 3 times table song to the tune of Uptown Funk and shared lots of facts about the different continents. Some children read their 'recipe for friendship' instructions which...

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Brightness Day

The children put on their brightest clothes for Brightness Day. The children donated £1 for the Brake road safety charity. Thank you very much for your donations, we raised £75. In the assembly the JRSOs awarded certificates and prizes to the brightest dressed child...

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Leaf Confetti

In craft club the children collected leaves to make leaf confetti. The children ripped the leaves in to small pieces to create the confetti. The children used their confetti to create the hedgehog's spikes.  

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We Are Working On

Spring 2

History – Travel and Transport

  • How has transport changed over time?
  • Early Travel – Viking Longboats
  • A history of cars
  • George Stephenson and Trains
  • A history of Flight
  • Comparing travel in the past, present and future

Science – Plants

  • Observing Plants
  • Seeds and Bulbs
  • Life Cycles
  • What do plants need?
  • Plants we eat
  • How do different plants grow?

Design & Technology – Bunting

  • Evaluating different bunting
  • Designing our own bunting
  • Templates
  • Running Stitch
  • Selecting and joining fabrics

    PE – Futsal / Gymnastics

    • Control and co-ordination
    • Balance and agility
    • New skills using the feet
    • New rules and tactics
    • Teamwork
    • Performing

    RE – Celebrations

    • Chinese New Year
    • Important Animals
    • Culture, Custom and Celebrations

    Computing – Presentation Skills

    • Internet Safety
    • Folders
    • Slides
    • Images and formatting images and text
    • Presenting and saving
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